World Open removed from calender – World Snooker confirm

WORLD Snooker has announced it will not stage the World Open this season. The World Open was first held in the UK in 2011 before it moved to Haikou in China for the next three years in 2012, 2013, 2014. But the contract with the major ranking tournament’s has not been renewed. The event had…

Carter withdraws from World Open

ALI CARTER has become the second top 16 ranked player to pull out of next week’s Haikou World Open. Carter has withdrawn on medical grounds and his announcement comes just days after Ronnie O’Sullivan confirmed he would not be taking part for similar reasons. The ranking event begins on Monday (February 27) and the world number 13 was due to…

O’Sullivan pulls out of World Open

RONNIE O’Sullivan has withdrawn from next week’s Haikou World Open it has been announced. The recent German Masters winner has cited health reasons for dropping out of the ranking event which is scheduled to start next Monday (February 27) in China. During his recent success in Germany and making the Welsh Open semi-finals, O’Sullivan has been suffering from glandular fever and…